I am off to Bordeaux for two days tomorrow, to visit a new producer we’re working with. I’ll also get to taste some en primeur (in other words, yet to be released) wines to boot. 2009 is being touted as the best vintage for, ooh, maybe twenty years so there is a definite buzz in the vinous air. Tonight, I have written out one of my who’s-doing-what rotas that causes my family much hilarity but means that I can leave the house feeling that I have done at least something to absolve responsibility for forty-eight hours. On Easter Sunday the two year old actually threw up in my face, the five year old curled up next to me like a puppy in bed and the baby nodded her head to indicate ‘yes’ for the first time. I’m going to miss them.
Wine reccs on my return, ready for the weekend x